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Recall 15V366000

Eyesight Driver Assist System May Stop Fuctioning

Recall Details

The pre-collision braking system of the Eyesight Driver Assist System may fail to operate. Dealers will reprogram the driver assist system free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The Eyesight Driver Assist System which contains a pre-collision braking assist feature may stop working, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timeline of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Subaru recall number is WQS-54.

Electrical & Lights, June 12, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 12, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
72,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V366000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Outback vehicles manufactured February 24, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Impreza vehicles manufactured September 9, 2014, to April 14, 2015, XV Crosstrek vehicles manufactured October 16, 2014, to April 15, 2015, and 2016 WRX vehicles manufactured March 23, 2015, and equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System. If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.
Consequence
If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQS-54.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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